A real flatterer, this is instantly appealing for its upfront raspberry, cherry and currant flavors. There’s subtlety to the acid-tannin structure, and it finishes with notes of dried herbs and tobacco. This needs a few years to come together.
Very rich and forward in fruit, this Pinot’s natural raspberry and cherry flavors turns dessert tart decadent as it meets with toasty oak. Yet for all the richness, it finishes bone dry, with scoury Edna Valley tannins. A polished Pinot for drinking now.